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Blogs & Sites
Location: 3500 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
Jack's Boathouse rents canoes, single and tandem kayaks, and rowboads. Paddles and life preservers are provided (they have life vests for infants on up). Individual lessons are available upon r...
Location: 1000 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC
Completed in 1855, the original Smithsonian Institution Building, popularly known as "the Castle" and centrally located on the National Mall, today houses the Smithsonian Information Center - a...
Location: 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
The Washington Monument is one of Washington's most popular tourist attractions, not only because of its fascinating history, but because it's one of the few places in DC with enough height to ...
Location: South End of 15th Street, SW, Washington, DC
If you can keep the kids awake, a nighttime visit to The Jefferson Memorial, decked out in a wardrobe of light, is truly magical.
This relatively new edifice (planning started in 1934, ...
Location: West End of the Mall, Washington, DC
The 36 columns around the Lincoln Memorial represent the states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death; their names are carved in the frieze directly above. The names of the 48 states in t...
Location: 7th Street & North Carolina Avenue, SE, Washington, DC
The Eastern Market, completed in 1873, was designed by Adolph Cluss, a prominent local architect who designed the Franklin and Sumner Schools as well as many other post-Civil War buildings in D...
Location: 900 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC
Note: The building's exhibition halls are currently closed for renovations.
A landmark structure of red brick and Ohio sandstone, the Arts and Industries Building (originally kno...
Location: Independence Avenue & 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC
The Smithsonian's museum of modern and contemporary art, the Hirshhorn Museum, offers walk-in tours of the museum and the Sculpture Garden; the times change frequently, so call first. To...
Location: West Potomac Park, Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC
Believe it or not, this lovely 50-acre park used to be underwater! A US Army Corps of Engineers dredging project at the turn of century created the land that became Potomac Park. Today, it's the perf...
Location: Ohio Drive, SW, Washington, DC
When the cherry blossoms bloom, East Potomac Park is one of the main strips for viewing and enjoying. This 300+ acre peninsula between the Washington Channel and the Potomac River is a man-made...
Location: Bacon Drive & Constitution, NW, Washington, DC
Designed by Maya Lin and dedicated in 1982, "the Wall," as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is sometimes called, is an impressive and somber memorial to those who lost their lives during the Vietn...
Location: Northbound George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA
Gravelly Point Park is just a strip of grass off the George Washington Parkway, but it's proximity to the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is a huge draw for some. Just 400 feet away i...
Location: 701 North Lee Street, Alexandria, VA
Oronoco Bay Park is located on the Potomac River in Old Town. People can walk, jog, or bike along the river path or just hang out and picnic (there are several large picnic areas which can be r...
Location: 1090 Ohio Drive, SW, Washington, DC
Location: Washington, DC
Tourmobile provides narrated shuttle tours with unlimited free reboarding, which allows riders to customize their tour - getting on and off when and where they want - especially useful w...